Classic or modern: what style of kalimba should you choose?

Looking to buy a kalimba and lost between classic and modern styles? Don't worry, the site offers a wide selection of kalimbas to suit every style.

Visit classic style de la kalimba is the oldest catalog of kalimbas, dating back to the 16th century when the instrument was invented by African tribes. Several classic models are offered on, including kalimbas with particularly authentic tribal designs to recreate the feel of the earliest existing instruments.

Visit modern style kalimbas are a little more recent and generally consist of cone-shaped or diamond-shaped instruments. Tradition always mingles with innovation with these models, reminiscent of tribes still keeping the memory of the elders and releasing new sounds thanks to their interesting shapes. These modern kalimbas feature new technologies to enhance sound and playing precision.

So which style should you choose? Ultimately, it's up to you to decide! A good way to start is by comparing the musical characteristics and sounds that each style can produce. For example, classical instruments are generally made of wood and imitate a very natural sound, but are not as precise as modern kalimbas with their clear, discreet notes. Ultimately, it's a matter of personal taste and musical preference. You may have to try out a few of the different styles to find out.

You can also follow kalimba lessons on the site to learn how to read tablature and play modern and classical melodies with your kalimba. It's the best way to discover the sounds that suit you best! Once you've found the kalimba you like best, all you have to do is let yourself be carried away by the music 🎶